January 8, 2016, 11:28 am
Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah. And that's brought Division of Wildlife Resources biologists out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state's deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets.
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January 8, 2016, 11:22 am
A new black bear strategy, started in Utah in 2015, did exactly what wildlife managers hoped it would: it led to government agencies taking fewer bears and hunters taking more. At a Jan. 5, 2016 meeting, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved a similar bear hunting strategy for the new year.
January 5, 2016, 7:33 am
You can watch January 5, 2016 Utah Wildlife Board meeting. This is an archived version of the meeting that was originally webcast live.
December 22, 2015, 2:41 pm
You have warm clothes, and boots that are waterproof and insulated. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea about how to locate fish and catch them through the ice. So what's standing between you and a great ice fishing experience in Utah this winter?
December 18, 2015, 7:33 am
You can watch the live December 18, 2015 Utah Wildlife Board Meeting — which will start at 10 a.m. — on your computer or mobile device.
December 18, 2015, 12:31 pm
On Dec. 18, 2015, the Utah Wildlife Board approved Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) as the organization to distribute future expo permits. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and SFW will negotiate a contract to distribute the permits for the 2017–2021 timeframe.
December 11, 2015, 2:47 pm
This winter is not a good time to try to kill a mule deer illegally in Utah. Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources are conducting massive patrols on ranges on which deer congregate in the winter. They're conducting the patrols with one goal in mind: to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers.
December 18, 2015, 11:22 am
Falling snow is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, chukars — which roam over a larger area during the warmer months — concentrate in smaller areas. That makes it easier to find the birds. Chukar partridge also they live in some of Utah's driest areas. That's another reason why they're a great bird to hunt in the winter.
December 11, 2015, 2:38 pm
You don't need a lot of equipment to catch fish through the ice. A short fishing rod and reel, a few sinkers and hooks, and a package of worms are about all you need. In fact, if you just want to give ice fishing a try — and you can find some holes that were recently drilled — you don't even need an ice auger.
December 18, 2015, 10:40 am
Putting your bait or lure at the depth where the fish are is the key to catching fish through the ice. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.
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